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New Giants/Jets Stadium to Hold First Outdoor, Cold-Weather Super Bowl 11

Posted: May 25, 2010, 3:51 PM ; Updated: May 25, 2010, 5:19 PM

The Super Bowl is coming to the New York City area.

At the NFL Spring Meeting in Irving, Texas, the league's owners awarded the 2014 Super Bowl to the new $1.6 billion Meadlowlands stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. It will be the first Super Bowl played in an outdoor stadium in a cold-weather climate.

Complete list of cities/regions that have hosted Super Bowls. The New York/New Jersey area beat out two additional bids for the big game, one from Miami and the other from Tampa, Fla. The NFL previously had a rule aimed at ensuring the Super Bowl was played in good weather, or in a climate-controlled dome.

The league made an exception for New York/New Jersey this time, largely because it has a new $1.6 billion stadium to showcase, and it fits commissioner Roger Goodell's focus on trying to adopt a few new innovations for the league. The Super Bowl city's minimum temperature/roof requirement was set aside on a onetime basis only.

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11 Comments

Go Snow Go! The Super Bowl would be sweet!

poor players they are going to be cold out there

Giants ROCK Ptriots stink

I hate the patriots go JETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is the Metrodome ever going to host it?!

Sweet! Super bowl needs some snow after being in Miami

A Super Bowl in the snow? AWESOME

thats gonna be a fun game to watch... but unfair cuz not everyone is used to pouring snow (take for instance how pats beat one team 50 something to zero one time, when he threw 6 touchdown passes in a game... does anyone remember that blowout against buffalo?!?!)

No. How bout the titans one?

it was obvious it was gong to be here. If they didn't want it there, why would they even consider it with the rule in place?

What rule, big flaping duck?

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